Ryousuke continued to wonder in the fairy world. While hiking Rokka again remembered the last days of Atsushi. Meanwhile, Atsushi arrived at a three in the mountains and began digging. Rokka saw this, and after further remembrance, appeared to have concluded that somehow Atsushi was inside Ryousuke's body. The episode ended with an outburst of tears and emotions from Rokka.
In episode 9 of Natsuyuki Rendezvous the story continues to feel stuck in a slump. Learning more about Rokka's and Atsushi's past is always emotional and noslagic, but this anime needs to reach a conclusion eventually. I cannot really analyse more because not much happened. This episode gets a 8 out of 10.